Pushing Paper - Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now, May 2021
West Waste London Lands - Three Stages in the Transformation of Pressure
British Museum Exhibition will be touring to The Oriental Museum Durham, Pier Art Centre Stromness, Glynn Vivian Art Centre Swansea, Cooper Gallery Barnsley
Attracting The Attractor, May 2021
Attracting The Attractor
First edition published by Claire de Rouen in an edition of 500.
Control Magazine Issue 21, May 2021
New issue of Control Magazine edited by Stephen Willats.
Contributors: Helen Walker & Harun Morrison - They Are Here, Pete Clark, Lucie Kolb, Gary Bratchfod & Robert Parkinson, Rebecca Davies & Eva Sajovic - Peoples Bureau, Eliana Otta, Stephen Willats, Javier Calderon - Chalton Gallery£15 + postage
Order at: https://www.controlmagazine.org/issues/issue-twenty-one
Control: Publishing as Cybernetic Practice, May 2021
Stephen Willats interview by Sarah Hamerman, in Avant:
Wall Print, May 2021
1980 Wall Print
27cm wide x 30cm high.
Media:- Letterpress block on cloth paper with Letraline applied by hand.
Edition of 150 prints.
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At the end of the 1970’s Stephen Willats was working in the Märkisches Viertel in Berlin when he noticed the drawings made by children on the walls of the tower block in which they lived. The drawings were territorial, in that the children of each housing block made the drawings at the base of their own block, depicting a life which seemed to be in stark contrast to the modernist reality of their surroundings.
The Berlin Wall ran past the end of these housing blocks and Willats noticed that one of the children had drawn a small house on one of the walls. It struck him that the drawing represented an archetypal family house with smoke coming out of the chimney as opposed to the reality of their tower block apartment, and he subsequently photographed the position of the drawing as seen through the concrete columns beneath the housing block where he was working and then he took another photograph closer up. In Wall Print, the black line made by Stephen Willats connects the children's dream with the actual reality.
This wall print was made for an exhibition by Jurgen Schweinebraden in his gallery, East Berlin, July 1980
Night Portraits Limited Edition, May 2021
Night Portraits, 1983
A limited edition of 24 images specially made for the exhibition: Inside the Night at Galerie Balice Hertling Paris and available from the Galerie
Galerie Balice Hertling
47 Rue Ramponeau
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Publications by Stephen Willats, May 2021
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Control Magazine, May 2021
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